BartCop Entertainment Archives - Thursday, 26 February, 2015


26 February, 2015

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David Christopher Bell: 5 Oscar Secrets That Will Make You Wish You Hadn't Watched (Cracked)
[The] Academy Awards ceremony invited 35+ million viewers to watch in wonderment as a bunch of millionaires cracked self-aware jokes about how exclusive and aloof they are while doing nothing to amend their behavior, as well as verbally congratulating themselves for braving an abominable 50-degree downpour during a time when the rest of the country is being crushed beneath an arctic hellscape.

J.F. Sargent: 5 Women Cut from Pop Culture History for Being Too Important (Cracked)
But seriously folks, there are a lot of women who basically redefined pop culture and never got the credit they were due. Until now, because I'm giving them credit. And I think they'd all agree that what I think is the most important.

Mark Morford: The one person you must never, ever listen to (SF Gate)
When the sour voice of resistance and stagnation makes a statement about How Things Really Should Be, check your sources. And then run the other way. More specifically: When the former CEO of any bloated, archaic industry, one that hasn't had to innovate or revolutionize its ways in nearly a century, warns you against doing something, that's your cue: Do it. Do it now.

Mark Morford: Abolish marriage. For everyone. Problem solved. (SF Gate)
Sometimes wisdom comes from the unlikeliest of places. Sometimes from under a rock, sometimes from a rancid pile of rotting asparagus, sometimes from deep in the turgid backwaters of vicious, Southern-bred homophobia.

Andrew Tobias: "Soylent: Cooking Like A Sci-Fi Guy"
"I spend less than $180 a month eating this much Soylent. And even taking into account the 'regular' food I buy for occasional old-fashioned meals I can't live without - pot roast comes to mind - I have more money and time for eating out. They even know me now at Gramercy Tavern. That could never have happened without the money I save eating Soylent primarily." - Dan

You dirty rat! Turns out giant gerbils were responsible for the Black Death (Guardian)
For years, black rats have been blamed for spreading bubonic plague, but now scientists in Norway believe it was giant gerbils.

Jowita Bydlowska: Confessions of a failed romance novelist (National Post)
The idea to become a romance novel writer was inspired by a friend's success. Interested in experimenting with self-publishing, and on a dare, she took a pseudonym and wrote a romance novel. She loaded it into Amazon's Kindle store, where it sold like crazy. She began promoting it 9-to-5. She gave her fans teasers; she offered the novel for free, occasionally; she reviewed the work of other self-published romance writers. [] She paid off her mortgage.

Luke Buckmaster: "Wyrmwood: have you seen Australia's most pirated movie yet?" (Guardian)
Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner's zombie flick breaks all the rules, not least in offering screenings-to-order - just as well given its illegal download count.

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

This actress was born Carol Diahann Johnson. By what name is she better known?

      Diahann Carroll                                                      Source

Diahann Carroll (born July 17, 1935) is an American television and stage actress and singer. She has had a long, successful career that has spanned nearly six decades. After appearing in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts such as Carmen Jones (1954) and Porgy and Bess (1959) and on Broadway, she starred in Julia (1968), one of the first series on American television to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role. Later she played the role of Dominique Deveraux on the popular prime time soap opera, Dynasty. She is the recipient of numerous stage and screen awards and nominations. Carroll has been married four times and became the mother of a daughter in 1960. She is a breast cancer survivor and activist.

Carroll was born Carol Diahann Johnson in The Bronx, New York, to John Johnson, of Aiken, South Carolina, and Mabel (Faulk), of Bladenboro, North Carolina. When Carroll was an infant, the family moved to Harlem, where she grew up.

Carroll is known for her title role in the 1968 television series Julia, which made her the first African American actress to star in her own television series where she did not play a domestic worker.        Source

Charlie was first, and correct, with:
   I thought Diahann Carroll was too obvious to be correct, but correct it is.

Lois Of The Dark Dusky Past In Oregon said:
   Oh yeah, I'm so old I knew this one...Diahann Carroll, AKA Julia. Remember watching that show. No idea what it was about, think she was a nurse and a single mother? There was a LOT of single parent sit-coms in them days. She used to be black, too, just like Michael Jackson. They called her the "Black Jackie Kennedy" back in the day. Now, dare I say it, she looks like a vanilla face, and facebook to the contrary, she claims to be alive.

Alan J wrote:
   Diahann Carroll

Randall responded:
   Diahann Carroll
  she is among the most beautiful women on the planet.

mj replied:
   Before the Jeffersons and the Evans
  There was Julia with Diahann Carol.

Adam answered:
   Well, Diahann Carroll?

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Diahann Carroll

Deborah replied:
   Taking a WAG - Diahann Carroll.
  Hope you're feeling better.

Marian responded:
   Diahann Caroll

DJ Useo answered:
   Diahann Carroll, of course. I didn't know this answer, but studying her birth name reveals it.
  She sure is a great Diva!

MAM   wrote:
   Diahann Carroll

Joe S     took the day off.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

Sally is retired, but paying attention.

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S.F. archbishop reassessing strict morals code for teachers - SFGate

Bill O'Reilly Lied About Witnessing Suicide Of JFK Assassin's Friend, Former Co-Workers Say

35 Of The Best Shortlisted Photos In The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Taboo That Still Surrounds The Aging Woman | Skylar Liberty Rose

Here Is The Most Wildly Popular Type Of Store In Each State

Barbara Boxer Knocks It Out Of The F*cking Park On GOP Hatred, Hypocrisy & Irresponsibility

Rip up a Koran, get the death penalty.

True grit: how wild horses are turning Nevada inmates into cowboys | US news | The Guardian

America's cult of the newscaster-hero has swallowed itself | Hadley Freeman | Comment is free | The Guardian

Women's bodies can't perform magic. Someone please tell Republicans | Jessica Valenti | Comment is free | The Guardian

New wave of migrants swells diverse Italian American communities | US news | The Guardian

BBC - Culture - The secrets of the Santa Priscilla catacombs

The Good, The Bad And The Hot: Movies To Warm Winter's Bite : NPR

Media Matters: O'Reilly Lied About Witnessing Murder of Nuns in El Salvador

The 'dark money' that helped elect Gov. Ducey in AZ now targets school officials who criticize him

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Hundreds protest Ariz. education cuts at Capitol

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The Point in Pittsburgh

All three rivers frozen at the Point in Pittsburgh, PA . . . Allegheny, Monongahela, and the Ohio.


Thanks, Marianne!
That looks cold!
Last weekend, for the first time, ever, dear old Dad experienced ruptured water pipes.
At 90, he's been down the way-too-effing-cold-path before, and even has a wood burning stove in the basement for these occasions, but it just wasn't enough this time.
He's still waiting for a plumber.



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Tonight, Thursday:

CBS opens the night with a FRESH 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH 'The Truly Awful Odd Couple', then a RERUN 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH 'Mom', then a FRESH, but atavistic 'Victoria's Secret Meat Parade Special'.
On a RERUN Dave (from 2/4/15) are Ryan Reynolds, J.B. Smoove, and Dierks Bentley.
Scheduled on a FRESH Late, Late Show, with tonight's guy guest host, Kunal Nayyar, are Bob Newhart, Cat Cora, and Sim Bhullar.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'The Slap', followed by a FRESH 'The Blacklist', then a FRESH 'Allegiance'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are James Spader, Margot Robbie, and Tobias Jesso Jr.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Will Forte, Ellie Kemper, and Sleater-Kinney.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Jack McBrayer, Colleen Green, and Bill Weir.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Grey's Anatomy', followed by a FRESH 'How To Get Away With Murder', then another FRESH 'How To Get Away With Murder'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Viola Davis, Richard Madden, and Liv Warfield.

The CW offers a RERUN 'The Vampire Diaries', followed by a RERUN 'Supernatural'.

Faux has a FRESH 'America Idol', followed by a FRESH 'Backstrom'.

MY recycles an old 'The Mentalist', followed by another old 'The Mentalist'.

A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH 'The First 48', then a FRESH 'Nightwatch'.

AMC offers the movie 'Ocean's Eleven', followed by the movie 'Titanic'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    BBC World News
 [7:00AM]    BBC World News
 [8:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 9 - Final Mission
 [9:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 10 - The Loss
 [10:00AM]    Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe
 [11:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 1 - Aslyum of the Daleks
 [12:00PM]    Atlantis - Season 1 - Episode 13
 [1:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Revisited US - Season 1 - Ep 1 - Revisited
 [2:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 3 - Ep 10 - Anna Vincenzo's
 [3:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 4 - Ep 4 - Davide
 [4:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 5 - Burger Kitchen, Part 1
 [5:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 6 - Burger Kitchen, Part 2
 [6:00PM]    QI - Season 11 - Ep 1 - Jack and Jill
 [6:40PM]    QI - Season 11 - Ep 2 - Journeys
 [7:20PM]    QI - Season 11 - Ep 3 - Jeopardy
 [8:00PM]    QI - Season 11 - Ep 4 - Jungles NEW
 [8:40PM]    QI - Season 11 - Ep 5 - Jumble NEW
 [9:20PM]    QI - Season 11 - Ep 6 - Jargon NEW
 [10:00PM]    Million Dollar Critic - Season 1 - Ep 6 - Quebec City NEW
 [11:00PM]    QI - Season 11 - Ep 4 - Jungles
 [11:40PM]    QI - Season 11 - Ep 5 - Jumble
 [12:20AM]    QI - Season 11 - Ep 6 - Jargon
 [1:00AM]    Million Dollar Critic - Season 1 - Ep 6 - Quebec City
 [2:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 5 - Burger Kitchen, Part 1
 [3:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 6 - Burger Kitchen, Part 2
 [4:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 3 - Ep 10 - Anna Vincenzo's
 [5:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 4 - Ep 4 - Davide    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of BH', 'Vanderpump Rules', another 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH 'Millionaire Matchmaker'.

Comedy Central has 'South Park', another 'South Park', 'Broad City', 'Workaholics', followed by the movie 'Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jon Stewart is Olivia Wilde.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are T.J. Miller, Brandon Johnson, and Kate Micucci.

FX has the movie 'Argo', followed by movie 'Men In Black III', then a FRESH 'Archer', and another 'Archer'.

History has 2 hours of old 'Pawn Stars', followed by a FRESH 'Pawn Stars', then another FRESH 'Pawn Stars', followed by a FRESH 'Vikings'.

IFC  -   
 [11:45AM]    TITAN A.E.

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Dream School-Les Stroud ``Survivorman''
 [7:00AM]    The Thin Red Line
 [10:30AM]    Donnie Brasco
 [1:15PM]    Entrapment
 [3:45PM]    The Happening
 [5:45PM]    The Lost Boys
 [7:45PM]    The Terminator
 [10:00PM]    Boogie Nights
 [1:30AM]    Boogie Nights
 [5:00AM]    Dream School-Olympian Johnny Weir & Body Issues    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'Silent Hill: Revelation', followed by a FRESH 'WWE Steroid SmackDown!', then a FRESH 'Wizard Wars'.

On a RERUN Conan (from 12/1/14) are Mindy Kaling, A.J. Jacobs, and D.J. Demers.

 [7:15 AM]      The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
 [9:00 AM]      Seven Days in May (1964)
 [11:00 AM]      Z (1969)
 [1:30 PM]      Meet John Doe (1941)
 [3:45 PM]      Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
 [6:00 PM]      The Candidate (1972)
 [8:00 PM]      Absence of Malice (1981)
 [10:00 PM]      The Verdict (1982)
 [12:15 AM]      Chariots Of Fire (1981)
 [2:30 AM]      The Big Chill (1983)
 [4:30 AM]      Diner (1982)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Friday   -  02/27/15

 [6:30 AM]      Julius Caesar (1953)
 [8:45 AM]      Disraeli (1929)
 [10:15 AM]      Knights Of The Round Table (1953)
 [12:15 PM]      The Lion In Winter (1968)
 [2:30 PM]      55 Days at Peking (1963)
 [5:15 PM]      The Emigrants (1971)
 [8:00 PM]      Running On Empty (1988)
 [10:15 PM]      Gandhi (1982)
 [1:30 AM]      Glory (1989)
 [3:45 AM]      A Cry in the Dark (1988)     (ALL TIMES EST)

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Former U.S. President and UN Special Envoy for Haiti, Bill Clinton, left, speaks with the staff of a cholera treatment center under construction in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Next to Clinton is actor Sean Penn.
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Season 20

'Dancing With the Stars'

Eleven of the 12 "Dancing With the Stars" Season 20 celebrity cast members and pairings were revealed Tuesday morning on ABC's "Good Morning America."

The celebrity cast members are legendary singer Patti LaBelle, R5 musician and former "Glee" actor Riker Lynch, model Charlotte McKinney, football player Michael Sam, actress Willow Shields, actress Rumer Willis, solider Noah Galloway, actress Suzanne Somers, "Shark Tank's" Robert Herjavec, LMFAO's Redfoo and gymnast Nastia Lukin.

The pro names were announced earlier this month. They are: Mark Ballas (partnered with Shields), Sharna Burgess (with Galloway), Artem Chigvintsev (with LaBelle), Valentin Chmerkovskiy (with Willis), Tony Dovolani (with Somers), Allison Holker (with Lynch), Kym Johnson (with Herjavec), Peta Murgatroyd (with Sam) and Emma Slater (with Redfoo) and Keo Motsepe (with McKinney).

Season 20 of "DWTS" - marking the show's 10th anniversary - premieres Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m. ET. Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews are back to host; Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough will continue as judges.

'Dancing With the Stars'


Comedian and marijuana icon Tommy Chong, left, talks with Cheryl Shuman, right, of the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club, about his line of marijuana products, including his "Chongwater" hemp drink, a custom joint roller, and his "Smoke Swipe" wipes that can remove the odor of pot smoke from clothing, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at CannaCon, a marijuana business trade show in Seattle. Recreational and medical use of marijuana is legal in Washington state, and the expo, which runs through Saturday and is open to the public, is expected to draw thousands of business owners and consumers looking for new products or information.
Photo by Ted S. Warren


ESPN Suspends Again

Keith Olbermann

ESPN said it would suspend Keith Olbermann for the rest of the week in light of snarky remarks the popular broadcaster made on Twitter about a Pennsylvania State University fundraiser and some of the students and other people who were supporting it.

Olbermann, who has railed against the school in the past on his self-titled ESPN2 program, got into an exchange with several people on Twitter who were trying to alert him to an annual fundraiser the school was holding to fight pediatric cancer. In one tweet, he said students who attended the school were "pitiful." As others responded, he began to engage with a number of people on the social-media outlet.

Olbermann, never known to shy away from engaging detractors with debate, has faced suspension in the past. In 2010, MSNBC suspended him for making donations to political candidates without getting approval from superiors, a violation of company policy at the time.

Olbermann tweeted an apology for his remarks on Tuesday, saying he was "stupid and childish."

Keith Olbermann


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Hospital News

Leonard Nimoy

It's no secret that Leonard Nimoy, through his portrayal of Spock on Star Trek, has touched the lives of millions. Now, his former co-stars are reaching out to wish him well, after Nimoy, 83, was rushed to the hospital last week after suffering from chest pains.

TMZ broke the news Monday that Nimoy was rushed to an L.A. hospital as a precautionary measure last Thursday after suffering from chest pains.

Nimoy announced last year that he'd been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, 30 years after giving up smoking. "I'm doing OK," Nimoy tweeted a little more than a year ago. "Just can't walk distances. Love my life, family, friends and followers."

Though Nimoy has not directly addressed his hospitalization last week, he did post a short note on Twitter implying he is fine, if not a little melancholy.

Leonard Nimoy


Musician Jimmy Page arrives for the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, February 25, 2015.
Photo by Suzanne Plunkett


Texas Paid $2.2 Million For Archive

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The University of Texas' literary archive said Wednesday it paid $2.2 million for the works of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a price the school sought to keep secret until ordered to make it public by the state attorney general's office.

Officials at the university's Harry Ransom Center refused in November to reveal the price to The Associated Press, saying it would hurt negotiations for future purchases. The attorney general ruled Feb. 19 that the school failed to prove harm by disclosure and ordered the contract released.

The archive spans more than 50 years and 10 books, including Garcia Marquez's acclaimed 1967 novel, "One Hundred Years of Solitude."

The university previously had disclosed the prices of such purchases and the effort to keep the cost of the Garcia Marquez archive secret drew attention from literary and legal circles for its potential impact on future archive purchases and Texas public records law.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez


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A Very Special Republican

Aaron Schock

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights aboard private planes owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found. There also have been other expensive travel and entertainment charges, including for a massage company and music concerts.

The expenses highlight the relationships that lawmakers sometimes have with donors who fund their political ambitions, an unwelcome message for a congressman billed as a fresh face of the GOP. The AP identified at least one dozen flights worth more than $40,000 on donors' planes since mid-2011.

The AP tracked Schock's reliance on the aircraft partly through the congressman's penchant for uploading pictures and videos of himself to his Instagram account. The AP extracted location data associated with each image then correlated it with flight records showing airport stopovers and expenses later billed for air travel against Schock's office and campaign records.

Schock's high-flying lifestyle, combined with questions about expenses decorating his office after the TV show "Downton Abbey," add to awkward perceptions on top of allegations he illegally solicited donations in 2012.

Aaron Schock


Ted Danson, left, and Mary Steenburgen arrive at the LA Premiere Screening Of "The Last Man On Earth" on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Richard Shotwell


Anchorage, Alaska

Charlo Greene

KTVA, channel 11, Anchorage, AK - 1979.  Home of KNIK, KBYR, KTVA & Muzak A former news anchor - who left her job by saying, "F--- it, I quit," on live TV - says her club is giving away cannabis to members and medical marijuana patients starting Tuesday.

The grand opening of pot advocate Charlo Greene's Alaska Cannabis Club in Anchorage, Alaska, coincides with the first day of legal recreational marijuana use in The Last Frontier.

Greene sparked headlines when she resigned dramatically from local CBS affiliate KTVA in September 2014. Video of her curse-filled resignation quickly went viral. She said she quit to focus on the Alaska Cannabis Club, which is the state's first and only legal cannabis resource, according to its website.

On Nov. 4, 2014, Alaskans voted 53 percent to 47 percent to end marijuana prohibition and allow adults to use the plant in the privacy of their own homes.

Charlo Greene


Woman With An Opinion

Jennifer Lee Pryor

Bill Cosby has come under fire by yet another woman, and this time it's late comedian Richard Pryor's wife.

In an interview on Alison Rosen's podcast, Jennifer Lee Pryor got candid in her opinions of her late husband's peer who has been at the center of dozens of rape allegations by women in the media.

"Bill's just a f-ing hypocrite and dirty on the inside," said the widow. "It was a well-kept secret that Bill f-ed everything that moved."

She defended her husband before slamming Cosby: "Richard was dirty on the outside, but he was a good person. ... He was clean on the inside. Bill, f-."

"Clean, oh clean. He hated Richard because Richard worked dirty; Bill worked clean. ... Bill's just a f-ing hypocrite and dirty on the inside. It was a well-kept secret that Bill f-ed everything that moved. This kind of shit that we're finding out about is beyond. I wasn't aware of this kind of business. There are people in the business who were aware of it, and they're coming out now, too. There are 34 women who have stepped forward."

Jennifer Lee Pryor


A model wears a creation for Claudio Cutugno women's Fall-Winter 2015-16 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015.
Photo by Luca Bruno


Eases Marijuana Law


Jamaica, long associated with a vibrant pot-smoking culture, on Tuesday passed a law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of the leaf it calls ganja.

Minister of National Security Peter Bunting said the change came after an "elephantine" slog through parliament that took decades.

"To describe this Bill's development as elephantine, is to label it in euphemistic terms since the Parliamentary deliberations on it commenced as far back as 38 years ago," he said in a statement.

The new law makes possession of small quantities of pot a non-arrestable offense that can instead result in a fine.

It will also permit the use of marijuana for religious, medical, scientific, and therapeutic purposes.



Caused House Fire


London's firefighters say sun rays refracted by a Nutella jar likely caused a house fire.

The city's fire brigade says investigators believe the glass jar - which had been emptied of the hazelnut spread - had been placed on a window sill and refracted sunlight, setting blinds alight.

According to a statement posted Tuesday by the brigade, the family was not at home but the blaze killed a dog.

Fire investigator Charlie Pugsley said: "It sounds far-fetched that a jar containing a few rubber bands caused a severe house fire but that's exactly what happened."




A piece by artist Andy Warhol, left, is displayed next to a case of Coca-Cola bottles at the High Museum's new exhibit, "The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100", Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Atlanta. The exhibit, opening Feb. 28, explores the iconic design and creative legacy of the familiar soda bottle as art.
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